Friday, January 24, 2014

Opening Tonight In San Francisco - Noir City 12

Who: Eddie Muller & The Film Noir Foundation
What: Noir City 12: It's A Bitter Little World
When: January 24 to February 2
Where: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street (at 17th)
Why: This festival KICKS ASS!
Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets
Info: Noir City website

Here's the official Noir City 12 trailer:

Also, check out this excellent article by G. Allen Johnson about the 2014 Noir City fest and the international makeup of its lineup.

And also this superb piece from The Chiseler, FOUND IN TRANSLATION: Film Noir South Of The Border by Imogen Sara Smith, author of In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond The City.


Anonymous said...

Is the lady in red based upon your ever-lovin'' doll, Annie (The Big Cheese) Berrol?

Paul F. Etcheverry said...

Don't tell Madame Blogmeister. She'll make me listen to Jane Wyman sing "In The Cool Cool Cool Of The Evening" again.

Marilyn Slater said...

The reference to the academy award winning song “In the Cool, Cool of the Evening reminded me that it was written for a movie musical (never made) – about Mabel Normand…Sennett’s old assistant Frank (Capra) and his discovery Bing Crosby made the song famous. It was originally written by Johnny Mercer along with some other brilliant songs for the Mabel-Keystone Girl

Paul F. Etcheverry said...

Excellent knowledge (and one terrific film history website), Marilyn! I would assume Kevin Brownlow, Sam Gill and possibly the late Bill Everson interviewed as many who worked with the multi-talented Miss Normand as they could find. From everything I have read, nobody had a bad thing to say about Mabel; her untimely death in 1930 remains one of those very sad tragedies of show business.

Paul F. Etcheverry said...

The Saturday night double bill of Too Late For Tears and The Hitchhiker was one of the best I've ever seen at Noir City. Hard-boiled big screen thrills, baby!